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Demonstrating correspondence between decision-support models and dynamics of real-world environmental systems

Ray Huffaker, Rafael Muñoz-Carpena, Miguel A. Campo-Bescós, Jane Southworth
2016 Environmental Modelling & Software  
Reconstructed data dynamics can be used, along with other expert information, as a 24 rigorous benchmark to guide specification and testing of environmental decision-support models 25 corresponding with  ...  Since real-world behavior-especially in environmental systems-is often 17 complex, credibly modeling underlying dynamics is essential.  ...  Despite this, policymakers rely on decision-support models to 31 regulate real-world environmental systems.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.04.024 fatcat:75of2cychneb3ngxywa7b3mgky

Virtual Reality Platform Based Simulation System of Environmental Noise Abatement Research

Liu Yijun, Fang Yu, He Xiaoman, Wang Yongyou
2012 Physics Procedia  
However, the inconvenient and impracticable mode and algorithm usually cannot meet the real world computation and testing.  ...  also can be demonstrated within this system.  ...  But how to design a more comprehensive attenuation mode and how to refine the difference between system output results and real world test, and optimization of noise barrier should be the concert work  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2012.02.126 fatcat:b7boidpltjd4dou5ja3awm2pu4

Mathematical Modeling for Resources and Environmental Systems

Y. P. Li, G. H. Huang, S. L. Nie, B. Chen, X. S. Qin
2013 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
The various uncertainties that exist in real-world resources and environmental systems have essentially placed them beyond the conventional mathematical methods.  ...  The results demonstrated that GLUE is effective for uncertainty analysis of complex dynamic ecosystem models.  ...  The various uncertainties that exist in real-world resources and environmental systems have essentially placed them beyond the conventional mathematical methods.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2013/674316 fatcat:n2bzvudydba7rfivnk6fr4hvb4

The application of system dynamics modelling to environmental health decision-making and policy - a scoping review

Danielle J. Currie, Carl Smith, Paul Jagals
2018 BMC Public Health  
System dynamics modelling has demonstrated considerable value across a number of different fields to help decision-makers understand and predict the dynamic behaviour of complex systems in support the  ...  There was significant heterogeneity in the stated rationales for using system dynamics and the intended impact of the system dynamics model on decision-making processes.  ...  Availability of data and materials The dataset created and analysed during the current study is available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12889-018-5318-8 pmid:29587701 pmcid:PMC5870520 fatcat:gdutczhkmvhrpnmp3hi5zm6nfe

A Triple Human-Digital Twin Architecture for Cyber-Physical Systems

Duansen Shangguan, Liping Chen, Chang Su, Jianwan Ding, Chan Liu
2022 CMES - Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences  
The deep integration and real-time interaction between the physical world and the virtual world expand system functions.  ...  With the development of information and communication technology and the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) era, cyber-physical system (CPS) is becoming the trend of products or systems.  ...  Acknowledgement: Thanks for the support of the members of the complex system design team in Huazhong University of Science & Technology CAD Center.  ... 
doi:10.32604/cmes.2022.018979 fatcat:jrzn5mybwvgvrfs4p5itoebjkq

An object-oriented framework for dynamic ecosystem modeling: application for integrated risk assessment

Pamela J. Sydelko, Ihor Hlohowskyj, Kimbery Majerus, John Christiansen, Jayne Dolph
2001 Science of the Total Environment  
DIAS supports fully distributed simulations in which the real-world entities that makeup ecological systems are represented as software "domain objects."  ...  The Integrated Dynamic Landscape Analysis and Modeling System (IDLAMS) provides a good example of how DIAS has been used ,to build a suite of models for the purpose of assessing the ecological impacts  ...  DIAS supports fully distributed simulations in which the real-world entities that makeup ecological systems are represented as software "domain objects."  ... 
doi:10.1016/s0048-9697(01)00748-3 pmid:11453302 fatcat:hys3vz22qzfnzn2icw4xp2jnua

Semantic integration of environmental models for application to global information systems and decision-making

D. Scott Mackay
1999 SIGMOD record  
Global information systems have the potential of providing decision makers with timely spatial information about earth systems.  ...  and for making decisions that are critical to quality of life.  ...  It addresses concerns about spatial and temporal conflicts between environmental models, the weakly defined semantic connections between real world earth systems and their model counterparts, and the reasoning  ... 
doi:10.1145/309844.309852 fatcat:buz7q4dzibc5dpw32sphny42ou

How good are the ecological assumptions and predictions made in the past? Insights from a dynamic modelling approach applied to changing landscapes

Mário Santos, Sara Silva, Rita Bastos, Diogo Carvalho, João Alexandre Cabral
2018 Ecological Indicators  
This allowed for demonstrating the proposed frameworks potential and its use in landscape planning and managing of agro-environmental measures.  ...  Our approach also provides a promising and intuitive baseline to support risk assessments for land use changes, derived from ecological models linked with ecological monitoring, crucial to guide decision  ...  Our framework evaluation demonstrated that StDM models might support decisions, namely as a management tool for testing the implementation of agro-environmental schemes, improving the current situation  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.03.023 fatcat:4jwauc3b2zas3a4ib6n2guep5u

Weather, War, and Chaos: Richardson's Encounter with Molecules and Nations [chapter]

Jürgen Scheffran
2019 Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice  
Richardson's pioneering work on modeling conflict and arms races has demonstrated that mathematics can contribute to peace and conflict research, using system dynamics and stability conceptions to study  ...  Drawing from limitations and extensions of Richardson's model, including decision rules and chaos in arms races, an integrated modeling framework of social interaction among multiple agents is presented  ...  Critical Issues and Decision Rules Richardson's model initiated a flood of publications on the armament dynamics and a debate about its applicability to real-world phenomena which raised several critical  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-31589-4_8 fatcat:wvhkn442wjf6jj77n5ymesoa6a

Conceptualizing an Environmental Software Modeling Framework for Sustainable Management Using UML

P. A. Khaiter, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada, M.G. Erechtchoukova, School of Information Technology, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada
2018 Journal of Environmental Informatics  
and related artifacts, full compatibility with the object-oriented paradigm of the software systems development and a round-trip engineering feature supported by a spectrum of commercial and free CASE-tools  ...  An environmental software modeling framework, as a tool implementing the tasks of sustainability, is conceptualized in the meta-model of the Unified Modeling Language.  ...  Any model in environmental management is expected to represent a real-world ecological system or some of its aspects of a particular interest.  ... 
doi:10.3808/jei.201800400 fatcat:ciwr64anxfcsnd3lqqi7t32rja

Presenting a Model of System Dynamics for Air Pollution Caused by Ceramic Tile Industry in Yazd

Elham Mofattehzadeh, Abolfazl Sadeghian
2018 International Journal of Engineering and Technology  
This model and the simulation accompanying it can be used as an applied decision support system for ceramic tile industry decision-makers and environmentalists in order to make the best possible decisions  ...  Air pollution is undoubtedly one of the most important environmental issues in the world and especially in major cities.  ...  Environmental conditions can be manipulated to allow for systematic analysis.Thus, it can be used as an effective decision support system for organizational and environmental managers.  ... 
doi:10.21817/ijet/2018/v10i4/181004212 fatcat:vaqqjivokjbd3lqim5y6and4t4

Supporting Policy Design for the Diffusion of Cleaner Technologies: A Spatial Empirical Agent-Based Model

Caterina Caprioli, Marta Bottero, Elena De Angelis
2020 ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information  
Both variables and outcomes accuracy of the model are validated with historical real-world data.  ...  Particular attention is given to the comparison of the policy mix for supporting decision-makers and policymakers in the definition of the most efficient strategies for achieving a long-term vision of  ...  The study demonstrates the "exploratory simulation" [12] capability of ABM in studying complex systems and in supporting the decision-making process, becoming a sort of virtual laboratory [13] in a  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijgi9100581 fatcat:6c5htykh6jgkdpvwkjuwgnyvxq

Monitoring strategies and scale-appropriate hydrologic and biogeochemical modelling for natural resource management: Conclusions and recommendations from a session held at the iEMSs 2008

Ulrike Bende-Michl, Martin Volk, Daren Harmel, Lachlan Newham, Tommy Dalgaard
2011 Environmental Modelling & Software  
Environmental Modelling and Simulation Society conference, Barcelona, Spain.  ...  managers and the model users on the other side to increase knowledge in: 1) the limitations and uncertainties of current monitoring and modelling strategies, 2) scale-dependent linkages between monitoring  ...  As illustrated, the choice of monitoring strategy options can affect perceptions of catchment runoff and nutrient dynamics, model calibration and model verification, which in turn influence environmental  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2010.09.006 fatcat:pbdtqnotebeghn7ff4lz5plxqu

Improved Disaster Management Using Data Assimilation [chapter]

Paul R.
2013 Approaches to Disaster Management - Examining the Implications of Hazards, Emergencies and Disasters  
Decision support systems are needed to estimate the likely evolution of the environmental contamination.  ...  For environmental problems, this information is often produced using decision support systems (DSS), which is usually a computer-based, environmental simulation and prediction model that emphasizes access  ... 
doi:10.5772/55840 fatcat:3lnxhwptojbypfjvrihha2r2ya

Simulating Human Behavior for Understanding and Managing Environmental Resource Use

Wander Jager, Hans Joachim Mosler
2007 Journal of Social Issues  
Computer simulation allows for the experimental study of dynamic interactions between human behavior and complex environmental systems.  ...  A number of exemplary agent-based simulation studies is discussed to demonstrate how simu- lations can be used to identify behavioral determinants and processes underlying environmental problems, and to  ...  developments and behavioral dynamics in real-world systems.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.2007.00498.x fatcat:uckmg4ly75fzrcjmrjjcnha4l4
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